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6 basic nutrients

here, are the ^ basic nutrients and some definitions to practice :)

Nutrition how body uses food to maintain health
Nutrient substance necessary for growth and life
Water most essential nutrient for life, assists with digestion/absorption of food, helps maintain body temp.
Carbohydrates supply body w/ energy and extra protein
Protein part of every body cell, stored in body fat, needed for tissue growth/repair, supplies energy
Fats stored as energy, absorb certain vitamins
Vitamins substances needed for body function
Minerals builds bones, makes hormones, helps blood formation, vegetables, fruits, grains, protein, dairy
simple carbohydrates sweets, syrups, jellies, etc.
complex carbohydrates bread, cereal, vegetables, rice, pasta
fat-soluble vitamins A,D,E,K
water-soluble vitamins B,C
Created by: kcontreras951